Serves 1. You can make virgin mojitos by topping off the glasses with lemonade or club soda instead of rum.
1 cup fresh mint leaves
1 tbl. fresh lime juice
1 tsp. sugar
4 tbls. blueberries, fresh or frozen, divided
1/2 to 3/4 cup lemonade
Splash of club soda
1 oz. light rum
1/2 oz. dark rum
Mint sprig and lime slice, for garnish
1. In a tall 16-ounce glass, add mint leaves, lime juice and sugar; mash the ingredients with the back of a spoon or a “muddler” until fragrant. Add 2 tablespoons of the blueberries and mash until juicy.
2. Fill the glass three-quarters with ice. Add lemonade until the glass is two-thirds full. Add splash of soda, light rum and remaining blueberries; stir.
3. Slowly pour dark rum into the drink so it floats on top. Garnish with a sprig of mint and slice of lime; serve immediately.
Nutritional analysis per serving: 280 calories; 3 grams protein; 40 grams carbohydrates; 0.8 gram total fat; 0 grams saturated fat; 0 milligrams cholesterol; 43 grams sodium; 7 grams fiber.